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Vacheron Constantin 1960's Vintage "Extra-Flat" Modernist Mens Watch - 18K Rose Gold

Pre-owned () | Year of production 1960 | Original box | No original papers
£3,602
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Basic Info

Listing code F5CFJ0
Brand Vacheron Constantin
Reference number 8587
Dealer product code 8587
Movement Manual winding
Case material Yellow gold
Bracelet material Leather
Year of production 1960
Condition
Scope of delivery
Original box, no original papers
Gender Men's watch/Unisex
Location United States of America, Georgia, Suwanee
Price $4,375 (= £3,602)
Availability Item is in stock

Caliber

Movement Manual winding
Caliber/movement 1003
Number of jewels 17

Case

Case material Yellow gold
Case diameter 27 x 31 mm
Thickness 7 mm
Crystal Mineral Glass
Dial Silver

Bracelet/strap

Bracelet material Leather
Bracelet color Brown

Description

1960's VACHERON & CONSTANTIN Vintage "Extra-Flat" Modernist Mens Watch - 18K Rose Gold

Very Fine - Desirable Extra-Flat Movement - Original Pouch - 1 Year Warranty

Today's offering showcases this very fine mens Vacheron & Constantin watches in 18K rose gold with ultra-thin caliber 1003 movement.

It showcases wonderful modernist design sensibilities with its sophisticated bezel and distinctive style. Its classic and simple understated silver dial and hands, give it a fashionable yet elegant vintage style. Its wide bezel has a wonderful guilloche finish.

Just as fine on the inside as it is on the outside, the watch is powered by Vacheron & Constantin's legendary extra-flat movement, co-developed with Audemars Piguet. Released in 1955 to celebrate the company's bicentennial, this minuscule mechanism is the thinnest movement ever created for a normal size watch, measuring a mere 1.64mm!

To honor the achievement Vacheron & Constantin presented personalized examples to several key Heads of State including President Dwight Eisenhower. Only a few luxury watches in the following decades would lay claim to this movement earning them reputations as masterpieces of twentieth-century watchmaking.

Like only the very finest watches in the world - select watches from the likes of Patek, AP, and V & C, it is adjusted to five positions, heat, cold, and even isochronism (the amount of wind left in the movement). The movement is stamped with the prestigious Poinçon de Genève attesting to its origin and quality.

Like many dress watches from the era, though it originally was a mens midsize watch, it is a small unisex size by today's standards, although its wide bezel gives it a larger presence on the wrist. It measures 27mm in diameter without the crown.

We were fortunate to acquire the watch in all-original condition. All of its parts are original down to the dial, hands, and original small Vacheron & Constantin winding crown.

Its 18K rose gold case is in near mint condition. Its untouched original dial is also in near mint condition with only light aging visible with the case closed.

Note that the photos make the aging look more prominent in them than it does in person.

Its extremely high-grade Vacheron & Constantin movement is clean.

Our Master Watchmaker has fully serviced the watch which consists of fully disassembling the movement, carefully inspecting each part, replacing any overly worn components, installing a correct new mainspring, reassembling and lubricating the movement, and extensive timing testing and regulation (a $695 value). It is keeping very accurate time.

For the finishing touch we have equipped it with a brand new Teju lizard strap making it ready for immediate enjoyment.

Accompanying the watch is its original Vacheron & Constantin "box" pouch.

Included with the purchase is a one-year our international warranty on the movement and its function and a full-page custom printed Certificate of Authenticity from our company.

Detailed Appraisal:

Manufacturer: Vacheron & Constantin

Country of origin: Switzerland

Serial no.: 580,414

Year built: c. second half of the 1960's

Model: Ref. 6596

Functions: Hours and Minutes

Designed for: Men

Case material: 18K gold

Case markings (inside): Vacheron & Constantin, Swiss, .750, 18K, 6596, 394,532

Case condition: Near mint with two hallmarks

Dimensions: 27mm diameter, 31mm long lug tip to tip, 7mm thick

Dial: Silver, gold applique baton indices, original and untouched, near mint with only slight aging visible around the periphery when the case is closed

Note that the photos make the aging look more prominent in them than it does in person.

Hands: Original, rose gold, batons

Movement type: Very high quality, V & C caliber 1003, extra-flat, stamped with prestigious Hallmark of Geneve, manually wound, rhodium-plated, "fausses côtes" decoration, 17 jewels, straight line lever escapement, monometallic balance adjusted to heat, cold, isochronism and 5 positions for very accurate timekeeping, self-compensating flat balance-spring, stamped with the prestigious Poinçon de Genève attesting to its origin and quality

Jewels: 17 rubies

Band: Teju lizard, remborde, brand new and unworn

Width between lugs: 18mm

Crystal: Mineral glass, mint condition

Serviced: Our Master Watchmaker has fully serviced the watch which consists of fully disassembling the movement, carefully inspecting each part, replacing any overly worn components, installing a correct new mainspring, reassembling and lubricating the movement, and extensive timing testing and regulation (a $695 value).

Timing: Timed to precision on a state-of-the-art computerized system. Keeping very accurate time.

Warranty: 1-year international warranty. Please message us for details.

Your watch is important to us, and we will take care of it for its lifetime. We provide the best after sale care in the business with an extremely experienced team of four master watchmakers all of whom each have over thirty-five years of experience and a large number of parts. One used to be the watchmaker for an authorized Rolex dealership and was given special training by Rolex at their Beverly Hills Service Center.

Box/Papers: BOX - A custom watch presentation box from our company; PAPERS - A full page, laminated Certificate of Authenticity from our company.

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